There’s a reason people come to France in July and August. Perfect weather is nearly guaranteed.

Gardens flourish, blankets are dropped on every roadside for a baguette avec fromage et vin; it’s a heady experience being here in the summer. Going out for a happening-vide grenier, then coming home to the garden full of fragrance, hot sun and a chilled claret? …

I do believe the family will need to shift out of winter visits to enjoy the bounty of this country that comes into full glory right now!